Witchy YA/Blogtober Day 11

October is a times for all things spooky and witchy-related! Reading stories that involve witches are one of my favorite things to do arount this time of year.

Here’s some of my favorite Witchy YA reads:

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Nightbird is a Middle Grade story about a young girl named Twig, whose family tries to keep a family curse secret. Twig however sets out to solve the mystery of the mysterious curse, with the help of dear friends. There’s so many witchy elements in the tale!

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hex Hall tells the story of Sophie Mercer, a half-witch placed into a paranormal school after recklessly using her powers. It carries all the social intricacies that high school is usually known for, with a magical twist!

Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Serpent and Dove brings together a witch and a witch hunter, bound to each other in marriage. I’m so intrigued by how this story (and love dynamic) unfolds!

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

I love a book with witches being involved in high-risk situations! Trying to have a romantic life while handling said ‘high-risk situations’ is even better!

What Witchy YA books do you enjoy reading? Feel free to share in the comments!

Note: I’m taking part in The Library Looter and Anniek’s Blogtober Challenge

My TBR list for September

Summer is winding down, which usually means that spooky content is all around us! I saw these Peanuts Halloween cards displayed in Walmart yesterday, and got sooo excited!

I’m also looking forward to reading some books with dark content, as two pre-ordered reads are coming my way next month!

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

‘Tunnel of Bones’ is the second installment of the Cassidy Blake series. After almost drowning when she was eleven, Cassidy has the ability to see ghosts, crossing into the ‘Veil’ at any given moment. Her best friend Jacob, a ghost himself, is also back to accompany Cassidy on a new adventure!

‘A Dream So Dark’ by L.L. Mikinney

When I finished reading ‘A Blade So Black last year, I pre-ordered the sequel immediately. I had to. After reading such an action-packed Alice in Wonderland retelling, with THAT cliffhanger, there was no question about it!

Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan

‘Sweet Melody’ is a lighter read, as it tells the tale of Lindsay, a young entrepreneur and Rhett, a struggling artist as they work together to revitalize Lindsay’s food truck business. I will post my review as part of a blog tour in mid-September!

October 1, 2018: Quick Notes on the Month

To me, October begins the season of celebrations. It’s my favorite time of year, from Halloween month, right up until February (my birthday month). There’s also fun activities taking place in the reading front this month. I’m setting a goal to read consistently throughout the month of October. Instagram has this fun reading challenge that blends reading and photos throughout the month, and I’m looking forward to exploring the photos.

September 22, 2018: Autumn in Whippany & NYC

Autumn is a special time of year. As much as I miss summer, I enjoy the cooler weather. It allows me to wear longer length boots for a few months out of the year. It’s also an exciting time for Halloween season and pumpkins. I’m very much looking forward to going to the local pumpkin patch in a couple weeks.

To begin the Autumn season, Andy and I went to Whippany this afternoon. There was a Ukrainian festival in that area, filled with dance performances and great vendors. I purchased my first Ukrainian-style shirt! I always wanted to buy one, and this year I didn’t want to leave without getting one. I’m very happy with what I found.

In a short while we’re heading to the Imperative Reaction show in New York City. I haven’t seen Imperative Reaction since their last performance in NYC, 6 years ago. I was still living in New York then, and that show took place days before Superstorm Sandy hit the area. That period of time will always be memorable to me, in many ways.

I’m hoping that Autumn will bring many positive moments. This time of year is filled with fun gatherings and gathering with family, and I’m looking forward to many encounters.